Component suppliers, Apple has reserved “a significant portion” of its production facilities for the production of a new generation of smartphones. It is reported by DigiTimes citing informed sources in the industry.
Big Apple’s suppliers are already preparing to begin production of components for the iPhone 7. In particular, we are talking about companies Cirrus Logic, Analog Devices and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. TSMC will be responsible for the delivery of Intel’s next-generation Apple A10, which will be produced in accordance with the norms of 16 nm and a new process technology with the use of FinFET-structures. Large-scale production of chips will be deployed in the second quarter of 2016.
Produced by Cirrus Logic and Analog Devices components, it is reported, will make the iPhone 7 to be even thinner than the current generation of smartphones. It is known that Apple plans to equip the iPhone 7 Plus has two cameras, the chip supplier to Analog Devices. New PV panel will improve the image quality by combining two shots simultaneously. In addition, for the first time iPhone will have an optical zoom with a 2-3-fold increase.
According to some, an advanced camera to get the premium version of the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. The standard version is iPhone 7, equipped with a 4.7-inch display, the new function is not provided. Although the smartphone will get a better camera, the lens will not protrude from the housing, as in the case of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.
According to informed sources, Apple has decided to abandon the use of 3.5 mm audio Jack for headphones in the iPhone 7. The company intends to embed in the device an additional amplifier Cirrus Logic, which will be shared with the other speaker. This speaker will be placed in the place of the body where the previously installed audio Jack. Also, it is known that Apple will abandon the strips on the body that provides the cellular service.
It is expected that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will announce this fall. In December of last year the network got a video that shows the alleged smartphone. In the frame visible human hand, looking at the device with the Apple logo.